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About Linda Carter Sobell

Linda Carter Sobell, Ph.D., is the President’s Distinguished Professor at Nova Southeastern University. She is nationally and internationally known for her research in the addictions field, including the development of the Timeline Followback. She is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association (APA; Divisions 1, 3, 12, 25, 28, 38, 50), a Fellow in the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, a Motivational Interviewing Trainer, and is Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology. She is currently on the Board of Trustees, American Board of Professional Psychology, a Council Representative for Division 50 to the APA, and a Member of the Board of Scientific Affairs, APA. She has given over 310 invited presentations/workshops, published over 300 articles and book chapters, serves on 9 peer-reviewed editorial boards, and authored 9 books.
Dr. Sobell is past president of the Society of Clinical Psychology of the APA and of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive and Therapies (ABCT). For over four decades she has been the recipient of grants from several federal agencies. In recognition of her research accomplishments, she has received several awards including the Betty Ford Award; Norman E. Zinberg Memorial Lecture Award, Cambridge Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Jellinek Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to knowledge in the field of alcohol studies; Charles C. Shepard Science Award for the most outstanding peer-reviewed research paper on prevention and control published by Centers for Disease Control/ATSDR scientists. Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology Award from the Society of Clinical Psychology of the APA; Lifetime Achievement Award, ABCT, Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group, and Distinguish Scientific Contributions to the Application of Psychology, Division 50 Society of Addiction Psychology), American Psychological Association.

Positions

Present Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Psychology
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Editorial Board Member, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice
2016 - Present Editorial Board Member, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
2016 - Present Editorial Board Member, Practice Innovations
2009 - Present Editorial Board Member, Health and Addictions
2007 - Present Editorial Board Member, Current Drug Abuse Reviews
2004 - Present Associate Editor, Multiple book series. Advances in Psychotherapy – EvidenceBased Practice Series. Hogrefe
2004 - Present Editorial Board Member, Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy
1996 - Present Editorial Board Member, Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
1992 - Present Editorial Board Member, Behaviour Research and Therapy
Present Board of Trustees, American Board of Professional Pscyhology
Present Fellow, American Psychological Association Divisions 1, 3, 12, 25, 28, 38, 50
Present Council Representative, American Psychological Association Divisions 50
Present Member, INEBRIA (International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol Problems)
Present Trainer, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
Present Member, Research Society on Alcoholism
Present Board Member, Scientific Affairs, American Psychological Association
Present Member, Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
1974 - 2017 Editorial Board Member, Addictive Behaviors
2015 Fellow, Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
1979 - 1982 Editorial Board Member, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
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Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Provost's Research and Scholarship Award, Nova Southeastern University
  • 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • 2016 Distinguish Scientific Contributions to the Application of Psychology Award
  • 2013-2014 President’s Distinguished Professor Award of Excellence, Nova Southeastern University (FL)
  • 2013-2014 Professor of the Year, College of Psychology, Nova Southeastern University (FL)
  • 2014 Jellinek Memorial Award
  • 2014 Presidential Citation, American Psychological Association
  • 2011 Spielberger EMPathy award
  • 2010 Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology Award
  • 2008 Charles C. Shepard Science Award
  • 2008 Distinguished Scholar. University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and Psychology Department, Austin, TX
  • 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive and Therapies, Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group
  • 2006 Betty Ford Award
  • 2006 Women’s Special Issues Group Award of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive and Therapies for Outstanding Scientific Contributions and Leadership to the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive and Therapies
  • 2006 Outstanding Service Award
  • 2003 Honorary Associate of the Australian Centre for Addiction Research, Sydney Australia
  • 2003 Brady/Schuster Award for Outstanding Behavioral Science Research in Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse
  • 2000 Outstanding Service Award
  • 1998 Outstanding Professor of the Year
  • 1995 Grand Prize in the 8th International Festival of Video and Multimedia in Health for the video Motivational Strategies for Promoting Self-Change: Dealing with Alcohol and Drug Problems
  • 1995 Norman E. Zinberg Memorial Lecture Award
  • 1994 Charter Fellow, American Psychological Association (Division 50)
  • 1994 Invited Fellow’s Address (Division 28), American Psychological Association
  • 1990 Best poster submission, Multiple Addictions Conference, San Diego, California
  • 1985 Citation Classic, Current Contents
  • 1970 Honors in Psychology, University of California, Riverside
  • 1967-1970 Dean’s Honor Roll, University of California, Riverside
  • 1966-1967 University Scholarship, University of California, Riverside
  • 1966 Honors at Entrance, University of California, Riverside
  • The iSelfChange app was awarded trademark status in the U.S. and Canada

Education

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1976 Ph.D., Psychology, University of California, Irvine
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1974 M.A., Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine
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1970 B.A., Psychology and Linguistics, University of California
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Contact Information

(954) 262-5811

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Articles (200)

Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Linda Sobell